130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. C. R. No. 37  As Introduced
As Introduced

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
H. C. R. No. 37


Representative Becker 



A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
To urge the United States House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against United States District Court Judge Timothy S. Black.


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF OHIO
(THE SENATE CONCURRING):


       WHEREAS, The federal government has an ever-growing propensity to violate state sovereignty; and

       WHEREAS, The violation of state sovereignty has been a trend since the early nineteenth century and has accelerated exponentially in recent decades; and

       WHEREAS, Rather than protecting state sovereignty, the federal judiciary has been the primary perpetrator of the violation of state sovereignty; and

       WHEREAS, Federal judges are appointed for life and the states and people, except as otherwise represented in Congress, are powerless against them; and

       WHEREAS, The United States House of Representatives has the power to impeach federal judges and the United States Senate has the power to remove them from office; and

       WHEREAS, The impeachment of rogue federal judges will begin the process of restoring state sovereignty to the original intent of the United States Constitution; and

       WHEREAS, The drafters of the Constitution have provided impeachment as the mechanism, beyond appeal, for the people to remove lifetime appointees; and

       WHEREAS, Since 1797, eight federal judges have been impeached and removed from office and three more have resigned prior to their potential removal; and

       WHEREAS, In July 2013, United States District Court Judge Timothy S. Black ordered that Ohio recognize the homosexual marriage of John Arthur and James Obergefell; and

       WHEREAS, In September 2013, Judge Black ordered that Ohio recognize the homosexual marriage of William Herbert Ives (deceased) and David Michener; and

       WHEREAS, Judge Black's orders are a clear violation of Article XV, Section 11 of the Ohio Constitution and the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution; and

       WHEREAS, Judge Black has demonstrated his incompetence by allowing his personal political bias to supersede jurisprudence; now therefore be it

       RESOLVED, That, in consideration of the above, we, the members of the 130th Ohio General Assembly, respectfully urge the Ohio Congressional delegation to initiate impeachment proceedings against Judge Timothy S. Black of United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; and be it further

       RESOLVED, That the grounds for impeachment are malfeasance and abuse of power; and be it further

       RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit duly authenticated copies of this resolution to the Speaker and the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, to the members of the Ohio Congressional delegation, and to the news media of Ohio.

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